Tuesday offers a smorgasbord of possible history-making opportunities across the nation — from New Hampshire, which could end up with the nation's first all-female congressional delegation, to Arizona, which could elect its first Hispanic U.S. senator.
With Election Day just two days away, the presidential campaigns of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney are spending the final hours criss-crossing the swing states trying to get their supporters to the polls.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney kicked off his final weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire, ending with a passionate embrace of bipartisanship. The appeal reflects a careful calculation by the Romney campaign: President Obama has a small lead in important swing states, but Romney has an edge with independent voters.
President Obama is campaigning virtually around the clock this weekend. More than one-third of the country has already voted, and Obama is making his closing argument for those heading to the polls on Tuesday.
In the key state of Iowa, supporters of President Obama and Mitt Romney and talking to thousands of potential voters. In the last days of the campaigns, the hope is to inspire voters who might not otherwise go to the polls.
Since Republican Richard Mourdock made a controversial comment about rape, his opponent has been trying to pick up the voters Mourdock may have lost. But not everyone has turned away from him. Meanwhile, outside money has been pouring in.
In the closing days of the campaign, some serious money is coming in behind the controversial GOP Senate nominee, and one recent poll showed his race against Claire McCaskill is a dead heat. But most observers think he's already done his campaign too much damage.
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